Press Releases

Assembly Member Seawright Honors Ten "Women of Distinction" During 7th Annual Women's History Month Celebration

Rise Up With Rebecca Seawright: Climate Change & the Environment With NYPIRG's Blair Horner

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On this episode of #RiseUpWithRebeccaSeawright, New York State Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright is joined by NYPIRG's Blair Horner to discuss #climatechange and the #environment.Watch Rise Up With Rebecca Seawright February 22nd 8pm and February 27th...

Assembly Approves Seawright Legislation to Expand Residency Requirement for Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation Board Members

The New York State Assembly approved Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright's legislation that will allow residents to have a majority vote on the governing board of the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation.The measure is part of a series of reforms to bring...

The Following Statement Was Issued by Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright:

“Our deeply saddened hearts and profound prayers are with the families, friends, and fellow officers of Jason Rivera and Wilbert Mora. Officer Rivera was murdered yesterday while responding to a domestic situation. Officer Mora is in critical condition,...

The Following Statement Was Issued by Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright

"Today we mark the 49th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the United States Supreme Court's landmark decision, and the law of the land recognizing freedom of choice. It is the fundamental right of women to have control of their bodies and to continue or abort...

Statement by Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright

Today I join with all of our community greatly relieved that the hostage situation at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas was resolved. Our hearts and prayers were with the victims and their families and the law enforcement personnel that worked...

Statement by Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright, 76th Assembly District, Manhattan, on the Passing of her Former Employer and Close Mentor “Roe vs. Wade” Attorney Sarah Weddington

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The nation has truly lost one of its most iconic sheroes through the passing of Sarah Weddington, Esq. earlier today in Austin, Texas. I was blessed to serve first as an intern in Washington D. C. with Sarah; then as her assistant; and finally as the...

Holiday Gifts for NYCHA Children and Families

Seawright's Statement on the Resignation of Chancellor Malatras

The numerous voices of Students, faculty, civic leaders and elected officials have been heard. The women of New York have been heard. The SUNY Board should name an interim Chancellor and launch a national search where all highly qualified candidates –...

Seawright Votes to Approve Continuation of Essential COVID-19 Safeguards During "Extraordinary Session" Declared by Governor Kathy Hochul

The New York State Assembly last night approved the extension of the eviction moratorium, suspension of mortgage and tax foreclosures and small-business commercial eviction moratorium to Jan. 15, 2022, providing people more time to apply and benefit...

Parent Activists and Assembly Member Seawright Win Back Honors Math for Wagner Middle School

Students and parents at Wagner Middle School have something to cheer about at the start of a new academic year. After months of uncertainty, intensive honors math courses will be offered again following demands by activist parents and strong support from...

Welcome New York's First Woman Governor Kathy Hochul!

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Let us all welcome our new Governor, Kathy Hochul! New York State now has an experienced and compassionate leader who will partner with the Legislature and municipalities across the State so that together we can press forward with creative solutions...

Statement by Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright

As I stated last week following Governor Cuomo’s announcement of his intention to resign, there must be a comprehensive and publicly available report prepared by the Assembly Judiciary Committee detailing its findings, recommendations as well as...

Statement from Assembly Member Seawright

Statement from Assembly Member Seawright

The Attorney General's independent report substantiates and corroborates earlier charges of serial sexual misconduct and federal and state law violations. As the chair of the Assembly Majority Task Force on Women's Issues, I commend these brave women...

Seawright, Schumer Hold Special District Meeting

Seawright Hosts Schumer to Hear From UES Leaders

Assembly Member Seawright and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer Held Special District Meeting

Assembly Member Rebecca Seawright today held a special district meeting with U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for community leaders of the Upper East Side, Yorkville and Roosevelt Island.The meeting with the New York senior senator at the Lenox...

Assembly Member Seawright's Legislation Limiting Lender Annual Fees Signed in Law by Governor Cuomo

Governor Andrew Cuomo today signed into law Assemblymember Rebecca Seawright's legislation to limit the annual fees lenders can charge for credit cards, home-equity loans, and other forms of revolving credit.In 1996, the Legislature authorized licensed...

Seawright Hosts Community Shred-a-thon